According to the Hollywood Reporter, OutKast’s André 3000 is set to star in the second season of John Ridley’s ABC anthology drama series American Crime, which will follow an incident at a Midwestern high school that sparks discussions about gender issues, sexual orientation, and sexual identity. André will play Michael Lacroix, an architect and pillar of the community who, along with his wife Terri (played by Regina King), must defend his son when he becomes embroiled in a scandal at an elite private school.
André and Ridley previously worked together on the director’s 2014 Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, in which André starred as Hendrix. “Personally, I couldn’t be more excited than to work again with André,” Ridley told the Hollywood Reporter. “He is an amazing individual, a true artist, and All Is By My Side is one of the reasons I was given the reins on American Crime. Folks at ABC were absolutely moved by André’s performance in the film, and by the overall language of cinema we used in telling the story. It’s fair to say American Crime might not exist were it not for our previous collaboration.”
The American Crime season two cast also includes returning players Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral, Elvis Nolasco, and Lili Taylor, as well as new additions Angelique Rivera, Connor Jessup and Joey Pollari.